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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Adel Vision Clinic a proud provider of vision care products and services in Adel.


Lucas Bell, Optometrist

Dr. Lucas Bell, is originally from northern Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa and Southern College of Optometry where he participated in service trips to Mexico and Belarus to provide exams and glasses to the underserved. Dr. Lucas Bell is active in Journey Church in Johnston, enjoys golfing, reading, running, and rooting for the Hawkeyes. Dr. Lucas Bell and his wife Heidi, who is also an optometrist, reside in Urbandale, with a daughter, Ruby, and their son, Reid.


Barbara Scheetz, Optometrist

Dr. Barbara Scheetz is a Des Moines native, a graduate of Dowling High School, and Drake University. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston in 1989. Upon graduating, she returned to practice in the Des Moines area.

In 1997 Dr. Scheetz was appointed by the governor to be a member of the Iowa Board of Optometric Examiners, which she was a part of for nine years. In 1998, Barbara received “The Young Optometrist of the Year Award” for the state of Iowa. The award is given to an optometrist who shows leadership, dedication and commitment to the profession.

Dr. Scheetz is married and the couple have a love for Drake basketball games, camping, biking the Raccoon River Valley Trail, traveling, and spending time with their kids and grandchildren.


Julia Green, Office Manager

Julia is from Menlo, Iowa and a graduate of Stuart-Menlo Community School. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree from DMACC in the Medical Office Specialist program. She is also a Certified Professional Coder and a Certified Professional Biller. Julia brings over 25 years of experience in ophthalmology clinics to our practice working both front and back office.

Julia and her husband Travis live on an acreage west of Adel where they enjoy gardening, canning, floating down the river, camping, and spending time with friends around a campfire. Julia is also an avid reader.